Mimbres Mogollon Archaeology

Author: Anne I. Woosley
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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This book details investigations carried out at the Wind Mountain site in western New Mexico. The evidence spans a thousand years, from AD 250 to 1200 and provides much information on Mimbres Mogollon prehistory. The report includes chronology, architecture, ceramics, mortuary treatment of human and animal remains and the lithic assemblage. Appendices contain specialized reports on plant remains, archaeomagnetic work, petrographic observations of selected sherds, osteological analysis and faunal remains.

Mimbres Society

Author: Valli S. Powell-Mart’
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816524815
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Drawing on architecture and pottery, US and Canadian archaeologists explore the organizational complexity of the Mimbres people before, during, and after the Classic period, AD 1000-1130, in the southwestern US. They use architectural data to provide insight into family, household, communal, and community structure and also to complement analysis of the composition and design of the painted pottery that the Mimbres are best known for.

Anthropological Perspectives on Technology

Author: Michael B. Schiffer
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826323699
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These fourteen original essays accept a dual premise: technology pervades and is embedded in all human activities. By taking that approach, studies of technology address two questions central in anthropological and archaeological research today-accounting for variability and change. These diverse yet interrelated chapters show that to understand human lives, researchers must deal with the material world that all peoples create and inhabit. Therefore an anthropology of technology is not a separate, discrete inquiry; instead, it is a way to connect how people make and use things to any activity studied, ranging from religion, to enculturation, to communication, to art. Each contributor discusses theories and methods and also offers a substantial case study. These detailed inquiries span human societies from the Paleolithic to the computer age. By moving beyond the usual approach of examining ancient technologies, particularly chipped stone and low-fired ceramics, this volume probes for the construction of meaning in the material world across millennia. The authors of these essays find technology to be an inclusive and flexible topic that merges with studies of everything else in human activity. "A provocative and powerful discussion of the role of technology in human cultures. At a time when archaeology has become less focused on theory, and archaeology and social anthropology seem to fracture farther and farther apart, the book is a breath of fresh air."--Professor John Douglas, University of Montana

Mimbres Archaeology at the NAN Ranch Ruin

Author: Harry J. Shafer
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826322043
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Following two decades of excavations and research at the NAN Ranch Ruin in southwestern New Mexico, Harry Shafer offers new information and interpretations of the rise and disappearance of the ancient Mimbres culture that thrived in the area from about A.D. 600 to 1140. The NAN Ranch site gives evidence of a fascinating restructuring of Mimbres culture and society, owing to the introduction of irrigation agriculture in the late ninth century. The social restructuring that accompanied this shift in technology resulted in changes that are visible in architecture, mortuary practices, and ceramic decoration. The NAN Ranch ruin has yielded the largest body of evidence ever gathered at a single Mimbres site and thus offers the clearest picture to date of who the ancient Mimbreños were in relation to their Anasazi and Hohokam neighbors to the north and east. Shafer introduces us to the Mimbres people, gives a history of archaeological research in the Mimbres Valley, and traces the occupation of the NAN Ranch site from pithouses to classic pueblo to abandonment. Social customs, subsistence, biological information, and the symbolism of the distinctive Mimbres designs in their ceramics, pottery, stone artifacts, textiles, and jewelry are all addressed in this comprehensive survey.

Southwestern Pottery

Author: Allan Hayes
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589798627
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When this book first appeared in 1996, it was “Pottery 101,” a basic introduction to the subject. It served as an art book, a history book, and a reference book, but also fun to read, beautiful to look at, and filled with good humor and good sense. After twenty years of faithful service, it’s been expanded and brought up-to-date with photographs of more than 1,600 pots from more than 1,600 years. It shows every pottery-producing group in the Southwest, complete with maps that show where each group lives. Now updated, rewritten, and re-photographed, it's a comprehensive study as well as a basic introduction to the art.

The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

Author: Barbara Mills
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199978425
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The American Southwest is one of the most important archaeological regions in the world, with many of the best-studied examples of hunter-gatherer and village-based societies. Research has been carried out in the region for well over a century, and during this time the Southwest has repeatedly stood at the forefront of the development of new archaeological methods and theories. Moreover, research in the Southwest has long been a key site of collaboration between archaeologists, ethnographers, historians, linguists, biological anthropologists, and indigenous intellectuals. This volume marks the most ambitious effort to take stock of the empirical evidence, theoretical orientations, and historical reconstructions of the American Southwest. Over seventy top scholars have joined forces to produce an unparalleled survey of state of archaeological knowledge in the region. Themed chapters on particular methods and theories are accompanied by comprehensive overviews of the culture histories of particular archaeological sequences, from the initial Paleoindian occupation, to the rise of a major ritual center in Chaco Canyon, to the onset of the Spanish and American imperial projects. The result is an essential volume for any researcher working in the region as well as any archaeologist looking to take the pulse of contemporary trends in this key research tradition.

The road to Aztlan

Author: Virginia M. Fields
Publisher: Los Angeles County Museum
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Published in conjunction with the major exhibition, 'The Road to Aztlan: Art from a Mythic Homeland' explores the art derived from and created about the legendary area that encompasses the American Southwest and portions of Mexico long before they were separated by an international border. The book and accompanying exhibition view Aztlan as a metaphoric centre and allegorical place of origin for the various peoples of the Southwest and Mexico. Cultural interactions between the two areas span two millennia, beginning with maize cultivation, which spread north from Mexico around BC 1200. The book also investigates the relationship between myth and history as expressed in art and material culture of the region's inhabitants over time and the relationship and continuities of cultural practices over the course of the pre-Columbian, colonial, and contemporary eras. Crucial to these changing relationships are aspects of tradition and innovation within cultures as! people sought to negotiate, maintain, and redefine their identities in the face of social disruption.

Sixty Years of Mogollon Archaeology

Author: Stephanie Michelle Whittlesey
Publisher: Statistical Research
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Sixty Years of Mogollon Archaeology Papers from the Ninth Mogollon Conference, Silver City, New Mexico, 1996 Edited by Stephanie M. Whittlesey Every other year since 1980, the Mogollon Conference has brought archaeologists together to discuss current issues and present field reports in Mogollon archaeology of the American Southwest. This volume presents 25 papers presented at the Ninth Mogollon Conference, held at the Western New Mexico University Museum in Silver City in October 1996, covering diverse issues in social organization, gender, and the development of southwestern cultures. CONTENTS (Abridged) Spatial Variability in Room Form at Grasshopper Pueblo The Grasshopper-Chavez Pass Debate Ritual Space in the Grasshopper Region A Heterarchical Perspective on Aggregated Pueblo Social Organization Engendering the Mogollon Past A Possible Solstice Observatory at Casa Malpais Pueblo Prehistoric Shell Artifacts from Q Ranch Pueblo Prehistoric Use of the Margins of Desert Basins in SE Arizona Exploring Late-Prehistoric Mortuary Patterns Villa Verde and the Late-Prehistoric Period along the San Pedro River The Classic Mimbres Phenomenon and Some New Interpretations Rural Land-Use Patterns in the Mimbres Region Sexual Division of Labor in the Prehistoric Puebloan Southwest as Portrayed by Mimbres Potters New Identifications of Naturalistic Motifs on Mimbres Pottery Evidence for Migration in the Eastern Mimbres Region Mimbres Pottery Microseriation Knife-Wing: A Prominent Mesoamerican, Mimbres, and Pueblo Icon Early Pit House Period Household Organization and Subsistence Pots, Points, and Dates: New Information toward Understanding the Archaic-Formative Transition Evaluating Placement of Mogollon Sites Burned-Rock Features and Middens: 4,800 Years of Roasting Rebuilding an Ancient Pueblo: The Victorio Site in Regional Perspective Salado Architecture at Ormand Village Implications of Dating Reevaluations of Reserve Black-on-White Pottery Advances in Colonial Archaeology in Chihuahua: The Case of Carrizal